UWA Publishing has acquired world rights to Laurie Steed’s Greater City Shadows.
UWA Publishing has acquired world rights to Laurie Steed’s third book Greater City Shadows. Laurie Steed’s collection of short stories was previously shortlisted for the 2022 Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript and will be published with UWA Publishing in February 2024.
Laurie Steed is a novelist and short story writer from Perth, Western Australia. His fiction has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and published in Best Australian Stories, Award Winning Australian Writing, The Age, Meanjin, Overland, Island, Westerly, and elsewhere. He completed his PhD in Creative Writing from The University of Western Australia in 2015. He is the recipient of fellowships from The University of Iowa, The Baltic Writing Residency, and The Elizabeth Kostova Foundation. His debut novel You Belong Here (Margaret River Press) was published in 2018 and shortlisted for the 2018 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards. His second book, Love, Dad: Confessions of an Anxious Father, was published in 2023 with Fremantle Press. Greater City Shadows is his third book and will be published by UWA Publishing in 2024. Greater City Shadows previously won the 2021 Henry Handel Richardson Flagship Fellowship for Short Story Writing and was shortlisted for the 2022 Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript.
‘A beautiful collection of stories showcasing the small but magnificent ways people can find connections, set amongst one of the most isolated cities in the world. The prose is dynamic and playful, and these imperfect characters are missed each time you move on to a new tale.’ – 2022 Dorothy Hewett Award judges.
UWA Publishing is proud to be publishing Greater City Shadows by Laurie Steed in February 2024.
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